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♪ had i known how to safe a life ♪ this next story is exactly how to save a life. >> this happened in chicago when a woman fell in front of an oncoming subway. a complete stranger literally jumped into action. this is our favorite story of the day. with his bright orange hood, he did what no one else could. here is abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: there is an underground train station in chicago wednesday morning. people are looking in disbelief. watch, a man is jumping around on the tracks wearing orange. the oncoming train just feet away. >> out of the blue i hear someone yelling, she fell, she fell. the fran is coming. >> reporter: a woman had fallen onto the tracks. and 50-year-old eddie, an
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off-duty tsa officer, was right there heading into work. he jumped onto the tracks, thinking his orange hoodie would be bright enough to alert the conductor. the train stopped. >> i don't think i could have stood on the tracks. >> i really don't think i'm a hero. i did what i thought was best. >> reporter: but look at how many people were on that platform. eddie is the only one that jumped onto the tracks. that orange hoodie giving him confidence. >> my son, he doesn't go to university of illinois. he goes to university of chicago. and he likes me to wear his burgundy hoodie but my wife was washing it yesterday. and this was the closest one and this is the one i wore. i guess it was meant to be for me to wear it. >> reporter: his son wondering, what were you thinking? >> in life we're going to be called to task sometimes. hopefully as a father, hopefully i can teach him that. >> reporter: called to task and saving a life. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> i love that guy. >> great guy.
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>> he is so humble. he said he's embarrassed. >> he said he is embarrassed by all of the attention. >> amazing. some people will say, he acted recklessly, you don't know what's going on. the train is coming, you don't want to put yurgs in harm's way because there is a double tragedy if there is a tragedy at all. but he said he is -- he is a tsa agent, and he had training -- he figured how much time he had before the train would get there. >> so much courage. >> oh, yeah. epic late night run coming to an end. >> letterman unplugging his mic. well look at three decades of his show. >> buzz kill. what sports radio hosts had to say about a baseball player's decision to be there for the birth of his baby. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ just when there seemed to be some stability on the late night talk shows, another change coming. >> that's right. david letterman will be stepping out from behind his microphone for the last time sometime next year. his announcement caught plenty of people by surprise. ♪ >> reporter: it seemed like just another late show with david letterman, until this -- >> we don't have the timing of this precisely down. it will be, i think, at least a year or so, but some time in the not too distant future, 2015 for
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the love of god, in fact, paul and i will be wrapping things up. >> reporter: with that, letterman setting in motion a countdown that will eventually end his run as longest tenured late night talk show host in u.s. television history. after stints as local weatherman and late night talk show host he went to late night show. the network denied him "the tonight show" which went to jay leno. among those reacting on social media was abc's own jimmy kimmel tweeting out, letterman is the best there is and ever was. even president obama offered a salute, tweeting, there are more than ten reasons david letterman will be missed. letterman turns 67 next week. >> roughly, i have spent half my time behind this desk. >> fantastic. >> reporter: he made the top ten list president obama referred to famous. his stupid human tricks are a staple of the show and even made
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his mother dorothy a cult hero. the famously private letterman let people in on the details of his heart bypass, even bringing his doctors and nurses on stage. and monologue after the 9/11 attacks, showed the disbelief of a still shocked nation. setting off a guessing game about who will replace him, one possible heir, craig ferguson, that followed letterman's show since 2005. he has about a year left on the air, but letterman didn't wait to show his gratitude to all of those around him. >> all of the people who worked here, all of the people in the theater, all of the people on the staff, everybody at home, thank you very much. >> nice to see he is going out on his own terms. he had such a great run. did so well. he's a legend. why not, when you're comfortable, just say, i think i've had enough. >> when you're ready, you're ready. also, there's a couple of other possible heirs, jon stewart, chelsea handler, or me.
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this morning on "world news now," superstorm threats. this morning on "world news now" -- superstorm threat. the giant storm system bringing huge hailstones, tornados and even snow to 40 million americans. it's on the move right now. forecast from accuweather. what drove a father of three to go on a 15-minute shooting rampage at ft. hood. what investigators are discovering as an army base grieves. grief aimed at new york mets' daniel murphy, who skipped the ballpark to be with his wife as their new son was born. and saying good-bye. david letterman's decision to leave his show and the list of funny guys to replace the show host. that's in "the skinny" on this friday, april 4th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez.
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>> happy friday, everybody. we're in a good mood. >> yeah, because it's friday. how about that, david letterman? >> stepping down, surprising everyone. >> i know. why didn't you tell me about that? i'm sure they already contacted you. >> called me on the way in. >> calls are flooding in, right, for you to replace him. >> i've got my agent working on it. holding out for a few extra mill. >> i don't blame you. short lived, our time together, so let's get started. we do begin with half hour with another powerful superstorm. moving east right now taking aim at some 40 million americans. >> fierce winds, heavy rains and golf ball sized hail, even funnel clouds like this north part of dallas, caught on camera from dr. pepper park in frisco, home of the aaa-frisco rough riders. >> this frightening photo. black cloud hanging over the stadium with last night's game, with a funnel cloud appearing to touch down in the distance.
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also in dallas area yesterday, golf ball sized hail pounding the streets of denton. falling ice everywhere. as you can see here, the damage it caused to vulnerable cars sitting out in the open. quite a few shattered windows, dented hoods and roofs. >> further north, in missouri, raking through the city. damaging homes and bringing down power lines. the damage, as you can see, extensi extensive. kept emergency crews busy into the west. folks still further west dealing with snow. springtime snowstorm creating hazardous driving conditions. power poles got knocked down. causing power outages as well. >> so which states are in the cross-hairs today? we get the very latest forecast from accuweather meteorologist jim dickey. jim? >> good morning, john and diana. the storm system that caused so much trouble across the nation's midsection is moving into the great lakes. cold front moves across the ohio valley. with that, storms track through. could be quite strong in the afternoon.
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maybe the threat we saw on thursday, but gusty winds, a strong possibility and these storms that do fire and soaking rain spreads into the northeast. this snow continues to pile up in the upper midwest in the morning, winds down in the afternoon, not before minneapolis, duluth, picks up 6 to 12 inches of a heavy, wet snow. along with, this these areas have seen substantial rainfall through the past 48 hours so flooding remains a concern. especially indianapolis east onto the pittsburgh area. into the weekend we quiet things down but the next storm system forms sunday into monday along the gulf coast. back to you. >> thank you. to our other top stories. new details surfacing out of ft. hood, texas. >> america's largest army base still stunned after iraq veteran open fire, killed three, wounded 16 before he turned the gun on himself. >> still this is morning there are unanswered questions. mary bruce is at ft. hood with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, john. good morning, diana. this community is recovering once again. now the site of two deadly
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shootings in just five years. and still so many unanswered questions about the shooter, specialist ivan lopez, and what drove him to kill. he's been described as an outstanning soldier, a husband and father of three. beneath that smile, no one saw signs that he was capable of senseless killing. what, then, made ivan lopez snap? >> there may have been a verbal altercation with another soldier or soldiers. >> reporter: lopez, a 34-year-old army specialist, served four months in iraq and never saw combat. he had a clean record. but recently showed signs of emotional distress. >> he was undergoing a variety of treatment and diagnoses for mental health conditions, ranging from depression to anxiety. >> reporter: he was also being evacuated for post-traumatic stress disorder, but psychiatrists saw no indication of the horror to come. using a semi-automatic handgun, lopez killed three of his fellow
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soldiers and wounded 16, before turning the gun on himself. >> there was injuries to the spine, the neck, chest wounds, abdominal wounds. >> reporter: among them, major patrick miller and sergeant keisha fountain, who tried to talk to the shooter but was shot in the stomach. among this are stories of true heroism, including that of a female police officer who confronted the shooter directly. there is some good news. so far five of those injured soldiers have been released from the hospital. >> thank you. be sure to stay with abc news for the very latest on the investigation and the victims. we will take you live to ft. hood on "america this morning" and "good morning america." despite all the attention on the latest shoot agent ft. hood, top senate democrats say they don't have enough votes to extend background votes on gun buyers. right now background checks are required for sales by federally licensed gun dealers.
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it would extend it to sales over the internet and gun shows. bill has cleared a final hurdle in the senate. more than 2.5 million people have been without benefits since the program expired at the end of last year. though many republicans voted against advancing that bill, it is expected to be approved on monday. the nation's largest gauge on unemployment and a major outlook on the economy is due out this morning. analysts predict that employers made more than 200,000 hires last month, up from february. the march unemployment rate is not expected to budge much from the current 6.6%. and just last woke, 326,000 people filed for unemployment benefits. the ceo of mozilla stepped down under pressure for his opposition to same-sex marriage. brendan eich's resignation just six months after he took the top spot.
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protested by refusing to let users run its website with firefox. banana republic being sued accused of deceptive advertising. a man says he was enticed to enter the store by a sign that offered 40% off his purchase but once inside said it didn't count. he's asking for $40 million and hoping to make it into a class-action case. little girl's rare eye disease is diagnosed from a photo posted on facebook. in that picture 3-year-old riley taylor's eye seemed to have a green glow. several facebook friends urged her mother to have her checked out by a specialist. turns out she has a condition that causes vision loss or in some cases complete blindness. >> how about that. doctors say if it's caught early enough, it can be treated successfully, so that's just amazing. >> that's amazing. >> that's the kind of thing also that had her mom said, oh, what
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do these people know and just kept on with her life, she would have never found out. >> if i saw that on my daughter, i'd be like, that's an interesting picture. now a lot of education with niece stories we're doing on it as well, so a great thing. topping our health news as well. a new warning about those electronic cigarettes that are supposed to help smokers kick the habit. health officials say e-cigarettes are posing a growing danger to children, many younger than 5. they have led to a big spike to calls to poison centers, to 200 a month this year. health officials say kids may be attracted to the sweet flavors in e-cigarettes. family and friends will now have a greater chance of saving a loved one who has overdosed on heroine or similar drugs. the fda approved an easy to use antidote to reverse the effects after overdose. it automatically injects the right amount of the drug given while awaiting for emergency
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care. >> i can't think of anything more pressing not that disproportionate amount of fatal overdose impacting young people today. >> this allows young people to actually give that person another chance. >> federal health officials say that drug overdoses have now surpassed vehicle crashes as leading cause of injury and death in the united states. celebrity chef nigel la law son has been invited to u.s. embassy in london to apply for visa to travel to the u.s., that is after she was stopped from flight across the atlantic last month. she admitted using cocaine last year. drug use is one of the reasons why someone can be refused entry into the united states. an interesting exchange of gifts during a brief and historic visit between britain's queen elizabeth ii and pope franc francis. he gave her a stone orb for great grandson prince george and she gave him a basket of goodies
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including a bottle of whisky from scotland, honey cider and a dozen eggs. we know skydiving is fraught with danger, involves throwing yourself out of a plane, of course, but no one ever recorded this kind of danger before. >> a guy in norway with a small camera on his head, just after his parachute opens, he captures a meteorite zooming past him. >> experts who watch the video say it was, in fact, a meteorite in dark flight, when it stops glowing. it's believed to be part of a bigger meteorite that exploded in space. >> that's the craziest thing. a meteorite by your head when you're skydiving. get on the ground and play the powerball. james franco caught flirting with a 17-year-old girl. was it a scandal or stunt? a major league decision by a player who skipped the ballpark to be with his wife when his baby son was born.
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criticism of daniel murphy of the new york mets. you're watching "world news now." ♪ to my daughter's eyes >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by cascade platinum. platinum. at least for your dishes. cascade. beyond clean and shine every time.
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♪ ♪ when i look into my son's eyes ♪ ♪ my son's eyes being a father, one of the, if not the most important things
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a man does in his life. becoming a father for the first time, that is completely exhilarating. >> you can't really blame a guy for wanting to be there for the birth of a child, even if he is a major league baseball player. that is exactly what sports radio hosts are doing after a mets player took paternity leave. here is our friend paula faris with the story. >> reporter: in the opening week of major league baseball -- >> murphy, base hit. >> reporter: daniel murphy missing the first two games for the birth of his son. >> it felt like the right decision for us. >> reporter: and opened up major controversy on talk radio. >> you're a major league player. are you going to watch your wife in the hospital for two days? >> reporter: boomer on his radio station. >> i said, c-section. >> reporter: major league baseball players have negotiated three days of paid paternity leaves and companies like bank of america and general mills
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also offer paid time off for dads. facebook, as much as 16 weeks. according to a boston college survey, 75% of men took less than a week off, no matter what their employers offered. why? many men fear taking time off, afraid of losing status, as being seen as less dedicated, even rid kuld, but here at the ballpark, that was a risk daniel murphy was willing to take. >> that's the awesome part about being blessed, being a parent, you get that choice. my wife and i discussed it and we felt the best thing for our family was for me to try to stay. >> reporter: the modern american family knocking age-old stereotypes out of the park. >> it's 2014. it's not 1944. you're not sweating in a waiting room, waiting to hand out cigars. better families, better husbands, better fathers. >> reporter: paula faris, abc news, new york. >> ron darling of the mets saying, two games, they had no problem with it. the gm of the mets have no problem. i shouldn't go out on a limb but
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they love to stir the pot. it's talk radio. you throw a topic out maybe you don't believe half-heartedly and get people talking. >> and maybe people coming off maternity leave would say, you're extremely ignorant for saying something like that and we perpetuate it by saying it more and more. >> as a mets fan, i'm glad he's back. familiar face on late night tv coming up. >> david letterman saying it's time to retire. who might replace him. "the skinny" next on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" connection to nature is a right that the trust for public land is fighting to preserve.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ we start "the skinny" with sad news of fans of late night with david letterman. the host is stepping down. >> he made the announcement on last night's show saying when his contract is up in 20 sa, he's calling it quits. letterman, who will be 67 years old this month, said it's time to retire. he said he called the cbs president, les moonves, right before the show. >> i just want to reiterate my thanks and -- for the support from the network. all of the people who have worked here, all of the people in the theater, on the staff. everybody at home, thank you very much. and what this means now is that
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paul and i can be married. >> nicely done. nicely done. who knew? >> finally, those two, tying the knot. >> about time. president obama weighed in tweeting, there will be more than ten reasons david letterman will be missed. >> jimmy kimmel had kind words saying david letterman is the best there is and ever was. >> ellen degeneres said it's been an incredible 31 years. television won't be the same without you, dave. so the question, who could possible fill the shoes of david letterman? >> craig ferguson, the host of "the late, late show" which is on right after david letterman. he reportedly has a clause in his contract which gives him the right to replace letterman when letterman retires. >> another name tossed around, john stewart, "the daily show" host's contract is up in 2015. >> conan o'brien, whose show also expires in 2015. an offbeat choice, but could
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work, chelsea handler, the host of e!'s "chelsea lately" so the timing could work out. >> the agents are on the phone, positioning as we speak. and another selection, huh? >> hey hey. >> what do you think. zoo anyway, abcnews.com is conducting an unscientific poll about who should replace david letterman. conan o'brien has the most votes. >> not even on your own website can you -- >> i got one or two, my mom. >> craig ferguson is a close second and jerry seinfeld, a distant third. he's not even in the running and he's on there. >> diana, too, she's in there. >> why not? >> the '90s -- not the '90s. 2015. moving on inspect anyone who checked out hollywood gossip pieces. james franco flirting, shamelessly, with a 13-year-old fan. >> he's said he met her outside of the theater where he's
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performing and they exchanged numbers. it turns out the whole thing may have been a giant promotion for franco's new film, because in the film franco plays a coach who has a forbidden romance with a young student. >> interesting. moving on "breaking brad" star bryan cranston is about to reveal a lot more than his tightey-whitey. >> the emmy-award winning actor says he's writing a memoir about his life and career and promises to reveal what he calls the secret and lies. >> cranston starring on broadway as president lindon b. lyndon johnson. a sneak peek of the boys of summer like never before. >> david beckham, making a splash -- more than a splash this morning, modeling his own underwear collection for h&m. >> showcasing his physique,
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posing in trunks and board shorts. >> made quite a retail success for h&m. >> are you through? >> oh yeah. made quite a retail splash for h & m. she loves to shop online with her debit card. and so does bill, an identity thief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts, and stole her hard-earned money. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you learn all it may take is a little misplaced information to wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft. and no one helps stop it better than lifelock.
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♪ everybody's working for the weekend ♪ well, it is finally the weekend for us, but when it comes to one of the major news headlines where we started the week, we're still right where we started last friday. still no sign of malaysian airlines flight 370. >> here is our friday rewind. >> folks there have sacrificed so much on behalf of our freedom. when they're at their home base, they need to feel safe. >> the question is, is why did the crew allow the situation to deteriorate to such an extent? even assuming they were confused by the actions of the autopilot, how did they allow 40 knots of air speed to bleed off?
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>> if this mystery is solvable, we will solve it. >> we walk along here, we've been trying to identify anything recognizable. >> you see pieces of clothing. some cups. all just bunched up together like it was put in a blender. >> our daughters, sons, sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, wives and husbands, are gone because they were a cost of doing business gm style. >> today's gm will do the right thing. that begins with my sincere apologies, especially of families and friends who lost their lives or were injured. >> three, two, one -- >> and it's -- ♪ >> how many of those who have signed up have actually paid? >> we don't have those figures. when we do, we'll get them to you. >> the women were being ignored. we were on the home front. and that war wouldn't have been won without us. ♪ ♪ you wear a different shade
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good morning, i'm john muller. good morning, i'm john muller. >> i'm diana perez. here are some of the top headlines we are following on "world news now." new details are surfacing at the shooting at ft. hood, texas. the gunman, 34-year-old iraq war veteran, ivan lopez may have gotten in an argument with a fellow soldier write before his rampage. we'll have the very latest from abc's david muir in a moment. people across chile bracing for more aftershock three days after being rocked by that 8.2 magnitude earthquake. officials are still assessing the damage. why some residents were forced to spend another night out of their home. despite republican opposition, senate is expected to approve legislation that would restore jobless benefits for those out of work for six months or month. a vote is expected on monday.
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and david letterman stuns his audience by announcing that some time next year, when his contract runs out, he will be retiring. letterman started his run on late night tv in 1982 and cbs since 1981. those are some of our top stories on this friday, april 4th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> and good friday morning, everybody. we begin this half hour with the latest in that deadly shooting rampage at ft. hood, texas. >> this morning we are learning more details about the gunman an iraq war veteran, who open fire on his fellow soldiers, killing three and wounding 16 before turning the gun on himself. abc's david muir has the latest from ft. hood, texas. >> reporter: ivan lopez was a 34-year-old army specialist with a clean record. he served four months in iraq in 2011. the pentagon says he never saw combat. authorities say what he created here was a horror of his own. he opens fire on the base. first wounded soldiers calls
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911. he gets into his vehicle and keeps firing. he walks into a second building opening fire again. the alert goes out. the critical moment in the parking lot where he is confronted by the female military officer. he puts his hands up, then when he pulls out his gun, she fires. he shoots himself in the head. >> it was heroic what she did, at that moment in time. and she did her job and she did exactly what we would expect of a united states army military police. >> reporter: we are learning there were many heroes. the chaplain inside, shielding the soldiers. but when it was done, it killed three and wounded 16 others. three of them critically. among them, 27-year-old sergeant keish fountain. her family says she tried to talk to the shooter. she was shot in the stomach. carol miller's son, the dallas mom praying for him, major patrick miller among the injured. these families want to know, what could have led to this? >> he was not a wounded soldier. no purple heart. not wounded in action.
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>> reporter: lopez moved from a base in el paso to ft. hood three months ago with his wife and 3-year-old daughter. >> she was crying so i just consoled her. >> reporter: while authorities here at ft. hood were aware that lopez suffered from mental issues, seeing a psychiatrist last month, in washington the secretary of army said there were no warning signs of anything like this. lopez had purchased a .45-caliber handgun from this store, guns galore, a little more than a month ago. the same store where major nadal hassan bought his gun in 2009 before he killed 13 here. doctors treating the most critically wounded telling us those three in critical being upgraded to serious condition. some good news here at ft. hood. david muir, abc news, ft. hood. >> our team at ft. hood will have live updates on "america this morning" as well as "good morning america." to our top story. another powerful superstorm taking aim at 40 million americans in the nation's
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midsection. fierce winds, golf ball size hail and funnel clouds caught on camera north of dallas. these pictures were shot from dr. pepper park in frisco, texas. thankfully no reports of injuries. that powerful system is pushing east. pretty much everyone east of the mississippi will be bracing for is he spreer storms. snow showers from great lakes to northern rockies. showers will stretch up the entire west coast. >> temperatures will be seasonal in the northeast. warmer as you go south and turning cooler across the midwest. coldest, minneapolis, 37 degrees. warmest, miami, 87 degrees. a big development to tell you about overnight in the hunt for flight 370. an underwater search is finally under way. two navy ships have converged on the indian ocean, including australia's "ocean shield." that vessel is locating a pinger locator from the u.s. navy, hoping to detect the black boxes from missing malaysia airline flight before the batteries run out in a couple of days. u.s. government banning all air carriers, americans traveling through crimean air
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space after russia's takeover of that air space, which is creating confusion and potentially dangerous flying conditions. there's been one incident in which a carrier was getting directions from ukrainian and russian at the same time. rich donors can pour more money into elections and that raises questions. more from abc's brian ross. >> reporter: the real campaign of american politics begins long before and far away from the confetti and balloons and speeches. the real campaign for both parties takes place at fancy dinners and luxury yachts. >> what's your name, sir? won't tell me your name? >> no. >> reporter: where the super rich decide which politicians get their money, therefore, who has a chance to be elected. >> it's absolutely about the money. >> and without it -- >> without it, you're pretty much dead in the water. >> reporter: with this week's
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supreme court ruling finding spending limits invalid, rich donors can now give the maximum amount to every single candidate for congress, leaving average americans on the sidelines. >> your voice is going to be completely drowned out by these massive contributions from just a few wealthy interested parties. >> reporter: indeed, a handful of billionaires from las vegas to wall street have emerged as the country's backroom power brokers. on the republican side, there's already been a parade of potential presidential candidates to see casino owner sheldon aidles on, who says he'll spend $100 million if he finds the right candidate. and david koch and his brother are good for close to $100 million for candidates they say support core american values. >> these two men are a pair of shadow billionaires spending billions to rig our political system. >> reporter: the democrats have
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their own big money figures. california billionaire and environmental activist tom steir put up the word he, too, will put out about $100 million for the coming election psych willing. george soros is planning to use his own money ironically to push for reforms that would undercut the role of big money in access and politics. soros was the only one of the big money players who agreed to appear in our report. of course, he's the one trying to end the system that he and many republicans and democrats agree has made american politics a private playground for the rich. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> speaking of money, that's exactly what a fourth grade teacher in south carolina found while driving around on monday. sherri white and her son were on the road when she saw something fall off the truck in front of her. they got out and found more than $11,000 in $100 bills. they snapped that quick selfie with the money and then turned it over to the police.
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the 60-year-old man whose money it was had also left behind his driver's license in the bag where they found the money so he was pretty easy to track down. >> if i found that money, i would be like, darn, why does that license have to be in here? i have to give it back. >> oh, i know. >> i love that they had a little fun. that's cool. >> that's really sweet. that is nice. >> good for them. >> by the way, most of these stories you hear about the good samaritan getting rewarded in some way when they return the money. there's no evidence that happened in this case. >> here's a little interesting tid bit, too. a wells fargo receipt for $30,000 in the bag. people are going, where's the other 19 grand? >> interesting. >> good for them. across the pond, a teenage girl from england learned her lesson about being more careful about where she puts her iphone. >> chatting with a friend, sitting next to her, 16-year-old ella tried to stash the phone in her pocket but instead it fell into a storm drain. she figures, i'll just climb down and get it myself.
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>> bad idea. she got stuck in that hole and had to be rescued by three firefighters. her mother promises to never let her down. you know the english press. she must be world famous. >> her mom is not stopping there. she says she'll bring up the story at her wedding. but the good news is, she plans on replacing her phone.girl. >> look at that picture. she's in a storm drain, no less. >> at least she didn't go head-first. >> i'm a little mortified. >> not a very good idea. coming up, two movies opening today featuring bombshell actress scarlett johansson and you can take your pick in "insomniac theater". and long line for nike's w nnew athletic shoes. serving up springtime brunch for the kick. the season to put out the spread and don't forget the bloody mary mix. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ i put new shoes on and suddenly everything is right ♪ who doesn't like a new pair of shoes? but waiting in line for days for new kicks? that's hard core. >> i don't think so. but still that's what hundreds did in stores throughout the country. trying to get their hands on the
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nike foam air posit 1. can you tell i'm not interested? i can't read it. knbc has the story. >> have you to step back just a little bit, please. >> reporter: for days shoppers have been camping out. with each day the line outside the supreme skate shop has been growing, all for these nike shoes being sold in just a few locations around the world. >> a lot of people out here just for the hype. >> we got out here on monday. it was last minute, you know, got our people and come out here. >> reporter: the supreme nike foam posit retail for $250. the latest in a long line of collectible shoes. and some were not only willing to camp out for them, but travel hundreds of miles. maurice came from denver. >> two stores in the united states. always sells out, whatever they put their name on. >> reporter: most of the people waiting in this line will never wear these shoes pl. they'll resell them on the internet. specialty shoes like this are big business. >> buying for $250 and selling
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them for about -- >> reporter: we did find one shopper who plans on wearing the nikes. >> they just look good. i like the way they look. >> reporter: are you going to keep both pair? >> yeah, i'm keeping both. >> reporter: the supreme nike foam posits are here, in red and black, and hitting the streets -- -- or more likely, the internet, for those not willing to wait will pay hundreds more. >> not for a pair of shoes. >> me neither. not for anything. >> i'm not the type of person to stand in line for a new phone, concert tickets -- >> same. >> just not that interested. things did not go too smoothly in new york. the only east coast location selling these shoes. so many people online outside the store, the store freaked out, called the cops. the whole crowd was dispersed. never sold a sneaker. >> all for a sneaker. >> all for a sneaker. wow! that is my lady gaga shoe i like to wear. every once in a while.
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>> very avant garde, i must say. nice outfit, too. coming up, the weekend is finally here. if a lazy sunday is what you had in mind, we have a menu for you. our chief entertainment officer puts together a delicious recipe for a great brunch, even for an unusual bloody mary. you're watching "world news now." stick around. >> announcer:u know that people5 have the highest rates of hepatitis c, but most don't know they're infected? people can live for decades without symptoms, but over time hepatitis c can cause serious health problems. if you were born during these years, the cdc now recommends that you get a blood test for hepatitis c. so talk to your doctor and find out if you have hepatitis c. it could save your life. know more.
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♪ it's a bloody mary morning spring is here. that means we all need to get out of the house more.
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what better way to celebrate a sunny sunday than to indulge in a late morning brunch. and learning how to do it right, we are learned about the chief entertainment officer. tim laird. two books including that's entertaining, cocktails and appetizers. welcome to the show. >> great to be here. i love brunch. >> brunch is great. >> and lunch, a great way to -- oh, yeah. what a way to entertain for birthdays, mother's day, graduation. any time, or just whatever. of course, it is quintessential brunch beverage, bloody marys, right? >> that's why i like it. >> i like to set up a bloody mary station so i let my guests build it the way they want it. >> great idea. >> some like it spice y different toppers. so i will set out a glass of ice. of course, tall. i have everything setting out. for those that don't want alcohol, they can still top it off how they want it. about an ounce and half. then whitford reserve. then i'm going to use the bloody kentucky that i found at bloodykentucky.com. this is great with vodka but
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better with bourbon. so i tried it. and, wow, it really worked out great. and i give it a little squeeze of lime in there, boom. maybe a couple squeezes, get that in there. give it a quick stir. we'll see how we did, john. >> that's virgin? >> that's a virgin bloody mary. >> i will try this on saturday or sunday. >> right. i know you have to work. i know you have to work. i'll try it. >> good. >> on the weekend, try it with the bourbon in there. wonderful. >> maybe even two. might have to do a taste test. what's next? >> another great idea for brunch is fra italian fritattas. you can make them with no carbs. this is roasted red pepper, goat cheese. you can have some with meat in it. cheeses. whatever you want. >> love it. >> when have you eggs, you've got have bacon. >> got to have bacon pretty much no matter what. >> this is a special bacon. what i love about this, maple glazed bacon. basically on a cookie sheet, 400
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degrees, about ten minutes, pull it out. then just brush -- >> brush it. >> -- brush it with maple syrup. put it back in, let it get crispy. the bacon, the maple, how is that? >> amazing. >> great flavor. >> i love it. >> i can tell you like it because you went back. >> i'm going back for a few more strips when we're done. what else? >> i like a heavier appetizer that people can enjoy. and this is a bourbon pork tenderloin sandwich. the secret is in the marinade. so i make the marinade but i also reserve some to beaaste ist on the grill. i have a quarter cup of brown sugar. the bourbon's got to go in, so about a quarter cup of that. quarter cup of oil in with that. little vegetable oil. quarter cup of soy sauce. >> that sounds good. >> it is really good. about a quarter cup of dijon mustard. >> all that goes in? >> just put it in. perfect.
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and then, just a little bit of ginger and garlic. put those in. put the lid on. boom. it is its own shaker as well. can use it for the bloody mary also. use it as a marinade but reserve some to use as a basting sauce, too. another great idea, i like to put out chilled soups. kind of refreshing thing. but also put them in individual containers. >> yes. >> so you can easily grab one, taste it. this is a split pea with little bit of leake garlic, mint. just a little bit of mint. >> makes it nice. >> exactly. little hot sauce. garlic, and tabasco sauce. that's the kick. finally, dessert. here's what i say, john, you can cheat this one because you've done all this work ahead of time. just buy something they can easily grab and go and serve that for your guests to enjoy themselves. >> take the bourbon bloody mary and a plate of bacon and i'll
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meet you -- >> that's all we need. >> our thanks to tim laird for joining us this morning. >> thanks to tim for joining us this morning. we'll be right back. with her debit card. and so does bill, an identity thief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts, and stole her hard-earned money. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you learn all it may take is a little misplaced information to wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft. and no one helps stop it better than lifelock. lifelock offers the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. if mary had lifelock's bank account alerts, she may have been notified before it was too late. lifelock's credit notification service is on the job 24/7. as soon as they detect a threat to your identity within their network, they will alert you, protecting you before the damage is done. lifelock has the most comprehensive identity theft protection available, guarding your social security number, your money,
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star" said the best kind of blockbuster comic book movie tweaking the brain while dazzling the eye. and ty burr of ""the boston globe"" praising the intensity of the show saying there is darkness and confusion just under its comic book surface. >> apparently a scar-jo love fest. our next movie, "under the skin" also stars scarlett johansson. she plays an alien in human form who landed in scotland. she calls herself laura. she seduces men and lures them to their death. the reason? to harvest their meat, which is considered a delicacy on her planet. >> oh, no. >> no girlfriend, really? >> very charming. handsome face. >> watch. >> you go fishing? >> here is what critics are saying about "under the skin." joe morganstern says it holds
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you in a state of suspense tinged with dread from the very first image on the screen. diana was cringing over there. "the new york daily news" says beautifully eerie yet disappointingly dull. not your kind of movie, i can tell. >> given the premise. harvesting their skin because it is a dell -- i don't want to see that. >> if you had the technology to come down from space, would you get like your dudes, one dude at a time or -- >> well -- >> or thousands at a time -- >> then that leads to you believe how many scarlett johanssons are out there, harvesting skin. >> that's our news for this half hour. >> follow us on facebook on wnnfans.com. have a great one, everybody. >> follow us on facebook on wnnfans.com. have a great one, everybody.
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this morning on "world news now" -- search for answers after the deadly shooting rampage at ft. hood. who was the gunman and what made him snap? what doctors reveal about his state of mind. >> from the depression to anxiety to some sleep disturbance. >> and what happened just moments before ivan lopez open fire. from tornadoes to huge hailstorms to heavy, wet snow. the storm system putting millions in harm's way. and wrapping up. veteran late night funnyman david letterman making a move. >> paul and i will be wrapping things up and taking a hike. >> letterman's exit strategy after a legacy of laughs. it's friday, april 4th. >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now," with john muller and diana perez. welcome in on this friday. finally friday. oh, my goodness. >> first full week back. >> my first full week back. i missed doing that on fridays. every friday we would give each other high-fives. i actually trucked through and woke up five days in a row. >> how are you feeling? >> i'm completely exhausted. i'm going to sleep all weekend. >> i have kids at home. i'm exhausted, too. don't worry about it. good morning to you. good morning to all of you. we start this morning with details we're learning about the soldier who shot 19 people wednesday in ft. hood in texas. >> ivan lopez killed three fellow soldiers, he wounded 16 others before killing himself. this morning we're learning lopez may have argued with fellow soldiers before, possibly right before, that attack. but those who knew lopez are just stunned. >> it was very traumatic. everyone was in tears. you have some teenagers. they were upset about it. the only one that, you know, didn't know what was going on
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was the 3-year-old daughter. >> you know, he seemed perfectly fine. and it was just -- it's mind-blowing, really. >> among the victims killed in the attack 37-year-old army sergeant timothy owens of illinois, just married last august. among the wounded, 32-year-old major patrick miller of western new york. >> while investigators work on trying to figure out a motive for this tragedy, we're learning more about the gunman and his struggle with mental health issues. we do know ivan lopez had a history of depression and anxiety. abc's martha raddatz has more on that from washington. >> reporter: ivan lopez spent nearly half his life in the army, serving as peacekeeper and infantryman in the deserts of iraq. first joining the guard in his native puerto rico where his former supervisor had nothing but praise. so you would say he was an outstanding soldier? >> that's correct.
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he was an outstanding and disciplined soldier. >> reporter: but now we know last summer things began to unravel. >> from depression to anxiety to some sleep disturbance. he was prescribed a number of drugs to address those. >> reporter: including ambien for sleep. while he saw that psychiatrist as recently as last month, no signs of what was to come. and even though lopez was being tracked for signs of post-traumatic stress, he had not been diagnosed and fully treated. >> it's not a diagnosis that you make on one appointment. >> reporter: even if he had, it's unclear whether he would have stood out. the military dealing with a staggering number in its ranks. one in five with mental issues. more than double the civilian population. almost always it's about depression, not violence. >> depression, anxiety, ptsd, those are kind of on the mild end of the scale. >> reporter: this happens just at a time when the army is trying hard to destigmatize
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those who report symptoms of post-traumatic stress, but the military is struggling to keep up with the number of cases. a number that is sure to grow. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. stay with abc news as investigators uncover clues in the ft. hood shootings. we will take you live to the military base later on "america this morning" and "good morning america." the senate intelligence committee voted to release key portions of a secret report on the cia's torture tactics. it harshly criticizes the cia for its interrogation procedures after the 9/11 terror attacks. among the report's findings, methods like waterboarding, unexcessively cruel and ineffective at uncovering any valuable intelligence. the agency fiercely denies that. the white house is ordering intelligence agents to cooperate. a big development overnight in the hunt for flight 370. an underwater search is finally under way for the plane's black boxes. two navy ships have converged in a remote part of the indian
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ocean, including australia's "ocean shield," that vessel is dragging a pinger locator from the u.s. navy, hoping to locate the black boxes before their batteries run out, which will happen in a couple of days. all america air carriers from traveling through crimean air space, after russia takes over that air space, which has caused confusion and potentially dangerous flying conditions. there's already been one incident in which a carrier was getting instructions from ukrainian and russian air controllers at the same time. aftershocks continue to rattle chile following that 8.2 earthquake. some people are spending a third night away from their homes, using tents and sleeping bags. others are suffering through long lines at gas stations. and the government is still trying to assess the damage. no one was injured in the aftershocks but the initial quake killed at least six people. two firefighters from phoenix and their specially trained dogs are headed to washington state to help search for victims in that deadly mudslide. the two black labs are searching through the debris. both dogs specialize in human
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remains identification and have experience working in thick, muddy conditions like those in washington. 40 million americans in the middle of the country are bracing for another super storm. a powerful hailstorm spawning this funnel cloud north of dallas, caught on camera from dr. pepper park in frisco, home of the aaa-frisco rough riders. you can see the hail damage at this car dealership southwest of davenport, iowa. ginger zee has the latest. >> reporter: sirens in st. lou louis, ef-1 tornado, slicing across the land. trampling nearly 100 homes. the governor of missouri declaring a state of emergency. more than 5 inches of rain forcing flash floods and water rescues south of kansas city. pelting rains halting the cardinals in cincinnati. the stands, empty. this fire truck sliding off the road and flipping over in indiana. in denton, texas, hail as big as
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baseballs, shattering windshields. and not far northwest, a different type of frozen precipitation. spring snow dropping up to 20 inches on parts of colorado. that risk area marches east as we go through the day friday, anywhere from the southern great lakes to the gulf of mexico in what has been a long couple of days of severe weather. we'll finally get rid of it by the weekend. ginger zee, abc news, memphis, tennessee. a crash near downtown columbus, ohio, left a tractor-trailer partially dangling over the bridge and dangerously close to power lines. the driver was trapped behind the wheel. there you see it. while fire crews rushed to secure that rig. then they brought in a ladder truck with a bucket to get him out. investigators still don't know what caused that crash but witnesses say it sounded like a bomb exploding. a florida woman who apparently lost control of her car plowed into a drugstore, apparently just missing customers. the car kept going until it finally stopped near the middle of the store. even then witnesses say the
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wheels continued spinning. amazingly, no one inside was injured and the driver just suffering bumps and bruises. a maryland man getting his stolen wheels back after doing detective work on his own. this is how james ingram found his rims. snatched right from his driveway. he scoured craigslist and found them on sale. called police. officers posing as buyers set up a meeting and found the stolen goods in the suspect's car. >> i was crushed. i was like, why would someone do that to my car? i worked so hard for it. >> the suspect has been charged with theft and ingram will have his rims back soon. that was a great idea. >> oh, my gosh. by the way, police also found all kinds of tools that the robber apparently had used to take these rims. they found a jack and lug wrench, so he was kind of caught red-handed. >> save a lot of people a lot of heartache. they say these thieves can steal a full set of rims in 30 seconds.
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they must be an indy pit crew. that sounds remarkable. >> that's awful but it sounds like a talent. >> clearly. >> they should take that where you can get paid for it. >> like a pit crew. >> there you go. moving on. just one car left inside that massive sinkhole that opened up underneath the national corvette museum in kentucky. >> after engineers dealt with a 50-ton rock in the way, they lifted the car out of the hole, the 1.5 millionth corvette. >> crushed in 2014. after moved on a flatbed truck, the vette was put back on display at the museum. last part still in the hole. >> somehow i don't think that one will be restored. >> that hurts my heart. >> that doesn't look so good. the sinkhole, 40 feet wide, 30 feet deep. in that original picture they look like matchbox cars in there. >> of all the places a sinkhole could open up -- >> so strange. >> -- so strange and so heartbreaking. i mean, these are irreplaceable cars. you think maybe they'll make them again just for fun, just so
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the museum has something to display that's not crushed cars? >> i don't think they could. those assembly lines closed down. >> that's too bad. coming up -- the end of the line for a late night legend. the hero in a hoodie. what this man did that has a city cheering for him. you are watching "world news now." ♪ i stayed up with you all night ♪ ♪ had i know how to save a life ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by hotwire.com. f "world news now" weather brought to you by hotwire.com.
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♪ had i known how to save a life ♪ this next story is exactly how to save a life. >> this happened in chicago when a woman fell in front of an oncoming subway. a complete stranger literally jumped into action. this one is our "favorite story of the day." with the help of his bright orange shirt and immense courage, de what no one else could. here is abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: there is an underground train station in chicago wednesday morning. people are looking in disbelief. watch, a man is jumping around on the tracks wearing orange. the oncoming train just feet away. >> out of the blue i hear someone yelling, she fell, she fell. the train is coming. >> reporter: a woman had fallen onto the tracks. and 50-year-old eddie, an off-duty tsa officer, was right
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there heading into work. he jumped onto the tracks, thinking his orange hoodie would be bright enough to alert the conductor. the train stopped. >> i don't think i could have stood on the tracks. >> i really don't think i'm a hero. i did what i thought was best. >> reporter: but look at how many people were on that platform. eddie is the only one that jumped onto the tracks. that orange hoodie giving him confidence. >> my son, he doesn't go to university of illinois. he goes to university of chicago. and he likes me to wear his burgundy hoodie but my wife was washing it yesterday. and this was the closest one and this is the one i wore. i guess it was meant to be for me to wear it. >> reporter: his son, like many of us, wondering, what were you thinking? >> in life we're going to be called to task sometimes. hopefully as a father, hopefully i can teach him that. >> reporter: called to task and saving a life. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> i love that guy. >> great guy.
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>> he is so humble. he said he's embarrassed. >> he said he is embarrassed by all of the attention. >> amazing. some people will see this and say he acted recklessly because he jumped on the tracks. you don't know what's going on. the train is coming, you don't want to put yourself in harm's way because there is a double tragedy if there is a tragedy at all. but he said he is -- he is a tsa agent, and he had training -- he figured how much time he had before the train would get there. >> so he figured if it came down to the last second, he figured he could get away. an amazing man. so much courage. >> oh, yeah. epic late night run coming to an end. >> david letterman announced he's unplugging his mike. we look back at three decades of his show. >> buzz kill. what sports radio hosts had to say about a baseball player's decision to be there for the birth of his baby. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc st ( cheering ) ( grunts )
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♪ just when there seemed to be some stability on the late night talk shows, another change coming. >> that's right. david letterman will be stepping out from behind his microphone for the last time sometime next year. his announcement caught plenty of people by surprise. ♪ >> reporter: it seemed like just another late show with david letterman, until this -- >> we don't have the timing of this precisely down. it will be, i think, at least a year or so, but some time in the not too distant future, 2015 for the love of god, in fact, paul
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and i will be wrapping things up. >> reporter: with that, letterman setting in motion a countdown that will eventually end his run as longest tenured late night talk show host in u.s. television history. after stints as local weatherman and radio talk show host, he launched "late night" while working for nbc in 1982. the network denied him "the tonight show," which went to jay leno, to letterman moved to cbs, premiering his "late show." among those reacting on social media was abc's own jimmy kimmel tweeting out, letterman is the best there is and ever was. even president obama offered a salute, tweeting, there are more than ten reasons david letterman will be missed. letterman turns 67 next week. >> roughly, i have spent half my time behind this desk. >> fantastic. >> reporter: he made the top ten list president obama referred to famous. his stupid human tricks are a staple of the show and even made his own mother, dorothy, into a
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cult hero. the famously private letterman let his audience in on his details of his heart bypass, even bringing his doctors and nurses on stage. and his monologue after the 9/11 attacks showed the disbelief and pain of a still shocked nation. setting off a guessing game about who will replace him, one possible heir, craig ferguson, that followed letterman's show since 2005. he still has about a year left on the air, but letterman didn't wait to start showing his gratitude to those around him. >> all of the people who have worked here, all of the people in the theater, all of the people on the staff, everybody at home, thank you very much. >> nice to see he is going out on his own terms. he had such a great run. he did so well. he's a legend. why not, when you're comfortable, just say, i think i've had enough. >> when you're ready, you're ready. also, there's a couple of other possible heirs, jon stewart, his contract is also up in 015. chelsea handler, or me. >> or you. >> or you.
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"mix" time, everybody. "mix" time, everybody. and sleep is near and dear to all of our hearts on this shift. either you can't get any or you don't get any. take a look at this. you knew it was a matter of time. the smart bed. called a smart bed. 1600 buckaroonies. it is called the balooga smart bed. it's made up of air balls covered by foam. apparently they adapt to any weight and size. it has a built-in vibrating mattress. it can do all kinds of crazy things. it projects things onto the wall. it's controlled by an app so if you travel and there's another bed like this, you have your settings. it has a smoke alarm, fire detectors, temperature control. anyway, there you go, 1600 bucks. >> sounds delicious. now to an adorable video just going viral.
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thisng this morning on "world news now" -- superstorm threat. the giant storm system bringing huge hailstones, tornados and even snow to 40 million americans. it's on the move right now. forecast from accuweather. what drove a father of three to go on a 15-minute shooting rampage at ft. hood. what investigators are discovering as an army base grieves. major league criticism aimed at the new york mets' daniel murphy. he skipped the ballpark to be with his wife as their new son was born. the nasty comments and murphy's response. and saying good-bye. david letterman's decision to leave his show and the list of funny guys and gals to replace the show host. that's in "the skinny" on this friday, april 4th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez.
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>> happy friday, everybody. we're in a good mood. >> yeah, because it's friday. how about that, david letterman? >> stepping down, surprising everyone. >> i know. why didn't you tell me about that? i'm sure they've already contacted you. >> i heard that on the radio on the way in. >> calls are flooding in, right, for you to replace him. >> i've got my agent working on it. holding out for a few extra mill. >> i don't blame you. short lived, our time together, so let's get started. we do begin this half hour with another powerful superstorm. moving east right now taking aim at some 40 million americans. >> fierce winds, heavy rains and golf ball sized hail, even funnel clouds like this one in the north part of dallas, caught on camera from dr. pepper park in frisco, home of the aaa-frisco rough riders. >> this frightening photo. black cloud hanging over the stadium with last night's game, with a funnel cloud appearing to touch down in the distance.
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elsewhere in dallas area yesterday, golf ball sized hail pounding the streets of denton. falling ice everywhere. as you can see here, the damage it caused to vulnerable cars sitting out in the open. quite a few shattered windows, dented hoods and roofs. >> further north, in missouri, a tornado raked through the university city damaging homes, downing trees and bringing down power lines. the damage, as you can see, extensive. kept emergency crews busy into the west. folks much further west dealing with snow. springtime snowstorm hitting denver, creating hazardous driving conditions. power poles got knocked down. causing power outages as well. >> so which states are in the cross-hairs today? we get the very latest forecast from accuweather meteorologist jim dickey. jim? >> good morning, john and diana. the storm system that caused so much trouble across the nation's midsection is moving into the great lakes. cold front moves across the ohio valley. with that, storms track through. could be quite strong in the afternoon.
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not nearly the threat we saw on thursday, but gusty winds a strong possibility and these storms that do fire soaking rain spreads into the northeast. this snow continues to pile up in the upper midwest in the morning, winds down in the afternoon, not before minneapolis, duluth, picks up 6 to 12 inches of a heavy, wet snow. along with this, these areas have seen substantial rainfall through the past 48 hours so flooding remains a concern. especially indianapolis east onto the pittsburgh area. into the weekend we quiet things down but the next storm system forms sunday into monday along the gulf coast. john and diana, back to you. >> thank you. to our other top stories. new details surfacing out of ft. hood, texas. >> america's largest army base still stunned after iraq veteran open fire on his fellow soldiers, killing three, wounding 16 before he turned the gun on himself. >> this morning there are still am unanswered questions. abc's mary bruce is at ft. hood with the very latest. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, john. good morning, diana. this community is recovering once again. now the site of two deadly
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shootings in just five years. and there are still so many unanswered questions about the shooter. specialist ivan lopez, and what drove him to kill. he's been described as an outstanding soldier, a husband and father of three. beneath that smile, no one saw signs that he was capable of senseless killing. what, then, made ivan lopez snap? >> there may have been a verbal altercation with another soldier or soldiers. >> reporter: lopez, a 34-year-old army specialist, served four months in iraq and never saw combat. he had a clean record. but recently showed signs of emotional distress. >> he was undergoing a variety of treatment and diagnoses for mental health conditions, ranging from depression to anxiety. >> reporter: he was also being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder, but psychiatrists saw no indication of the horror to come. using a semi-automatic handgun, lopez killed three of his fellow
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soldiers and wounded 16, before turning the gun on himself. >> there was injuries to the spine, the neck, chest wounds, abdominal wounds. >> reporter: among them, major patrick miller and sergeant keisha fountain, who tried to talk to the shooter but was shot in the stomach. emerging from this tragedy are stories of true heroism, including that of a female military police officer who confronted the shooter directly. and there is some good news. so far five of those soldiers who were injured have been released from the hospital. john and diana? >> thank you. be sure to stay with abc news for the very latest on the investigation and the victims. we will take you live to ft. hood on "america this morning" and "good morning america." despite all the attention on the latest shooting at ft. hood, top senate democrats say they still don't have enough votes to extend backgrounds checks on gun buyers. right now background checks are required for sales only by federally licensed gun dealers. it would extend it to sales over
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the internet and gun shows. a white house-backed bill that would restore jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed has cleared a final hurdle in the senate. more than 2.5 million people have been without benefits since the program expired at the end of last year. though many republicans voted against advancing that bill, it is expected to be approved on monday. the nation's largest gauge on unemployment and a major outlook on the economy is due out this morning. analysts predict that employers made more than 200,000 hires last month, up from february. the march unemployment rate is not expected to budge much from the current 6.6%. and just last week 326,000 people filed for unemployment benefits. the ceo of mozilla stepped down under pressure for his opposition to same-sex marriage. brendan eich's resignation just days after he took the top job at the company that created firefox. his employees publicly criticized him for donating
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money to support pop significance 8 and dating site okcupid protested by refusing to let users run its website with firefox. banana republic being sued accused of deceptive advertising. a man says he was enticed to enter the store by a sign that offered 40% off his purchase but once inside said it didn't apply. he's asking for $10 million and hoping to build the suit into a class-action case. topping our headlines, a little girl's rare eye disease is diagnosed from a photo posted on facebook. in that picture 3-year-old rylee taylor's eye seemed to have a green glow. several facebook friends urged her mother to have her checked out by a specialist. turns out she has coat's disease, a condition that causes vision loss or in some cases complete blindness. >> how about that. doctors say if coat's disease is caught early enough, it can be treated successfully. so that's just amazing.
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>> that's the kind of thing also that had her mom said, oh, what do these people know and just kept on with her life, she would have never found out. >> if i saw that on my daughter, i'd be like, that's an interesting picture. >> and that would be it. >> now a lot of education with these stories we're doing on it as well so a great thing. topping our health news as well. a new warning about those electronic cigarettes that are supposed to help smokers kick the habit. health officials say e-cigarettes are posing a growing danger to children, many younger than 5. they have led to a big spike to calls to poison centers from one call a month in 2010 to 200 calls a month so far this year. health officials say kids may be attracted to the sweet flavors in e-cigarettes. family and friends will now have a greater chance of saving a loved one who has overdosed on heroine or similar drugs. the fda aproduced an easy to use antidote that reverses the effects of an overdose, a device prescribed by doctors that automatically injects the right
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amount of the drug naloxone given while awaiting for emergency care. >> i can't think of anything more pressing not that disproportionate amount of fatal overdose impacting young people today. >> this allows young people to actually give that person another chance. >> federal health officials say that drug overdoses have now surpassed vehicle crashes as the leading cause of injury and death in the united states. celebrity chef nigella lawson has been invited to u.s. embassy in london to apply for a visa to travel to the u.s., that is, after she was stopped from boarding a flight across the atlantic last weekend. the american embassy in london hasn't said why lawson was refused permission to enter the u.s. she admitted using cocaine last year. drug use is one of the reasons why someone can be refused entry into the united states. an interesting exchange of gifts during a brief and historic visit between britain's queen elizabeth ii and pope francis. check it out. he gave her a stone orb that was topped to the cross for her great grandson, prince george, and she gave him a basket of
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goodies from her stays, including a bottle of whisky from scotland, including honey cider and a dozen eggs. we know skydiving is fraught with danger, involves throwing yourself out of a plane, of course, but no one ever recorded this kind of danger before. >> the guy was skydiving in norway wearing a small camera on his head. just after his parachute opened, he captures a meteorite zooming past him. >> experts who watch the video say it was, in fact, a meteorite in what's called dark flight, when it has stopped glowing. it's believed to be part of a larger stone that exploded far in space. they haven't found one -- or they haven't found it on the ground just yet. >> that is the craziest thing in the whole world. a meteorite whizes by your head while skydiving. get on the ground and play the powerball. james franco caught flirting with a 17-year-old girl. was it a scandal or stunt? a major league decision by a player who skipped the ballpark to be with his wife when his baby son was born. criticism aimed at daniel murphy
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a man does in his life. becoming a father for the first time, that is completely exhilarating. >> you can't really blame a guy for wanting to be there for the birth of a child, even if he is a major league baseball player. that is exactly what sports radio hosts are doing after a mets player took paternity leave. here is our friend paula faris with the story. >> reporter: in the opening week of major league baseball -- >> the 1-2 to murphy. he drives a base hit. >> reporter: -- mets player daniel murphy missing two games for the by the way of his first son, noah. >> it felt like the right decision for us. >> reporter: and opened up major controversy on sports radio. >> you're a major league baseball player. you can hire a nurse. are you going to sit there and look at your wife in the hospital bed for two days? >> reporter: boomer esiason on his radio show adding to the fire -- >> i said, c-section before the season starts. i need to be at opening day. >> reporter: but major league baseball players have negotiated three days of paid paternity leave, and companies like bank of america and general mills
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also offer paid time off for dads. facebook, as much as 16 weeks. according to a boston college survey, 75% of men took less than a week off, no matter what their employers offered. why? many men fear taking time off, afraid of losing status, as being seen as less dedicated, even ridiculed, but here at the ballpark, that was a risk daniel murphy was willing to take. >> that's the awesome part about being blessed, being a parent, you get that choice. my wife and i discussed it and we felt the best thing for our family was for me to try to stay. >> reporter: the modern american family knocking age-old stereotypes out of the park. >> it's 2014. it's not 1944. you're not sweating in a waiting room, waiting to hand out cigars. better families, better husbands, better fathers. >> reporter: paula faris, abc news, new york. >> well put. >> perfectly put. >> ron darling of the mets saying it pretty much. two games, no problem with it. the gm of the mets have no problem. i shouldn't go out on a limb but they love to stir the pot.
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it's what they do. it's talk radio. you throw a topic out maybe you don't believe half-heartedly and get everybody talking. >> because then people like me, who just came off maternity leave are going to say, you're extremely ignorant for saying something like that and then we just perpetuate the story because their names are out there more and more and more. >> as a mets fan, i'm glad he's back. familiar face on late night tv coming up. >> david letterman saying it's time to retire. how he broke the news and who might replace him. "the skinny" next on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ we start "the skinny" with some sad news for fans of "late night with david letterman." the host is stepping down. >> he made the announcement on last night's show saying when his contract is up in 2015, he's calling it quits. letterman, who will be 67 years old this month, said it's time to retire. he told the audience that he called cbs president les moonves right before the show. >> i just want to reiterate my thanks and -- for the support from the network. all of the people who have worked here, all of the people in the theater, all of the people on the staff. everybody at home, thank you very much. and what this means now is that paul and i can be married. >> nicely done.
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nicely done. who knew? >> finally, those two, tying the knot. >> about time. reaction to the news flooded twitter. even president obama weighed in, tweeting, there are more than ten reasons david letterman will be missed. >> he might be a competitor, but jimmy kimmel had kind words saying david letterman is the best there is and ever was. >> ellen degeneres said it's been an incredible 31 years. television won't be the same without you, dave. so now the big question, who could possibly fill the shoes of david letterman? >> tops on the list is apparently craig ferguson, the host of "the late, late show" which is on right after david letterman and produced by letterman's worldwide pants. he reportedly has a clause in his contract which gives him the right to replace letterman when letterman retires. >> another name tossed around, john stewart, "the daily show" host's contract is up in 2015. right when letterman is set to retire. >> how about conan o'brien? he's hosts several late night shows and his contract also expires in 2015.
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an offbeat choice, but could work, chelsea handler, the host of e!'s "chelsea lately" so the timing could really work out. she's said she's leaving next year. >> the agents are on the phone, positioning as we speak. and another possible selection? huh? >> hey hey. >> what do you think? >> anyway, abcnews.com is conducting an unscientific poll about who should replace david letterman. conan o'brien has the most votes. >> not even on your own website can you -- >> i got one or two, my mom. >> craig ferguson is a close second and jerry seinfeld, a distant third. he's not even in the running and he's on there. >> diana, too, she's in there. >> why not? >> the '90s -- not the '90s. 2015. >> not the '90s. moving on. anyone who checked out the hollywood gossip sites saw james franco flirting, shamelessly, i might add, with a 13-year-old fan. >> he's said he met her outside of the theater where he's performing and they exchanged numbers.
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the picture apparently taken by her, showing up on instagram. but there's a twist. it turns out the whole thing may have been a giant promotion for franco's new film, because in the film franco plays a coach who has a forbidden romance with a young student. >> interesting. moving on "breaking brad" star bryan cranston is about to reveal to the whole world a lot more than his tightey-whitey. >> the emmy-award winning actor says he's writing a memoir about his life and career and promises to reveal what he calls the secrets and lies he lived for six years shooting the hit series that ended last year >> cranston starring on broadway as president lyndon b. johnson. the book is due out the fall of next year. next up, a sneak peek of one of the boys of summer like you've never seen him before. >> now, he's not a baseball player but he was a professional athlete. david beckham, you see him there, making a splash -- more than a splash this morning, modeling his own underwear collection for h&m. >> the soccer playing showcasing his physique and ink, posing in
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those trunks and board shorts. >> made quite a retail success for h&m. >> are you through? >> oh, yeah. h&m. >> are you through? >> oh yeah. made quite a retail splash for h & m. she loves to shop online with her debit card. and so does bill, an identity thief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts, and stole her hard-earned money. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you learn all it may take is a little misplaced information to wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft. and no one helps stop it better than lifelock.
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♪ everybody's working for the weekend ♪ well, it is finally the weekend for us, but when it comes to one of the major news headlines of the week, we are right where we started last friday, still no sign of malaysian airlines flight 370. >> here is our friday rewind. >> folks there have sacrificed so much on behalf of our freedom. when they're at their home base, they need to feel safe. >> the question is, is why did the crew allow the situation to deteriorate to such an extent? even assuming they were confused by the actions of the autopilot, how did they allow 40 knots of air speed to bleed off? >> if this mystery is solvable, we will solve it.
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>> we walk along here, we've been trying to identify anything recognizable. >> you see pieces of clothing. some cups. all just bunched up together like it was put in a blender. >> our daughters, sons, sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, wives and husbands, are gone because they were a cost of doing business gm style. >> today's gm will do the right thing. that begins with my sincere apologies, especially of families and friends who lost their lives or were injured. >> three, two, one -- >> and it's -- ♪ >> how many of those who have signed up have actually paid? >> we don't have those figures. when we do, we'll get them to you. >> the women were being ignored. we were on the home front. and that war wouldn't have been won without us. ♪ ♪ you wear a different shade ♪ before you say another word
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good morning, america. breaking now, the giant wall of severe weather. tornadoes and dangerous hail pummel the midwest and o just i, plus, where it's heading now. early evidence unfolding in the ft. hood shooting. what may have sparked the rampage. and new details released this morning about the victim. caught on camera, a skydiver jumps from a plane and what's seen flying by him is almost hard to believe. late night bombshell. a big announcement from david letterman about the future of his show. good friday morning. we begin with strong storms barreling across the country with widespread damage being reported this morning. >> take a look at the radar here. the system stretches from louisiana almost t

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